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September 10, 2010 9:57:07 PM

I have a strange question, I am hearing a buzzing noise inside my pc while scrolling only on certain pages, Its faint while typing as well? Also when I move the mouse around. I also get a loud screech when running a baenchmark for video/direct x 3d using pc wizard 2010. Any suggestions on this?
My PC:
cpu Phenom IIx4 965
mobo ta790gx a+3 5.x
mem crucial ballistix 8gb(4x2gb) pc3 12800 1600mhz
hd samsung spinpoint 500 gb 7200 rpm sata 2
gpu Sapphire hd 5870 1gb
PSU xfx 650x modular

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September 10, 2010 10:05:35 PM

Open your case and make sure nothing is rubbing against any of your fans (CPU, GPU, case, etc.).
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September 10, 2010 10:10:46 PM

already took care of that, I just installed the gpu last night and it started making noise then I installed the new psu today.
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September 10, 2010 10:18:59 PM

Sounds like the PSU has an issue then. Could be something inside the PSU or protruding into it, by mistake, or a wire vibrating against it, etc.
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September 10, 2010 10:20:34 PM

It made the noise before I put the psu in. But the high pitch screech during the benchmark has got me.
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September 10, 2010 10:31:21 PM

Ah, I misread your previous post. Sorry. If you remove the case and run the benchmark, can you pinpoint the sound?
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September 10, 2010 10:45:01 PM

ok the scrolling/typing noise sounds like the hard drive, but the screeching noise I can't tell were its coming from. The screeching is a lot louder and like I said b4 it only happens during that exact benchmark test? Mainly buring the billboarding test, like flying though scenery. Its a wooded scenery. (and the 5870 makes it look beautiful I might add)
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September 11, 2010 1:15:26 AM

So, when the system is stressed and running at its hardest, the sound is generated. Only 3 things really get that hot, the CPU/HSF, GPU, and PSU. Are you running hwmonitor? Need to figure out which is the problem. Hwmonitor might help.
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September 11, 2010 1:27:15 AM

I just installed resident evil 5 and while playing its definatley the hard drive making this noise, If this helps u help me what could it be?
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September 11, 2010 1:28:07 AM

and yes i'm running hardware monitor, nothing gets over 40 c
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September 11, 2010 3:00:57 AM

I would recommend a backup, immediately, if possible and start thinking about a new HDD. HDDs should be relatively quiet, something strange is almost always bad when it comes to fast spinning objects (like the guts of the HDD).
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September 11, 2010 3:01:52 AM

By the way, probably coincidental with the recent changes you have made. But not likely caused by any of them. HDDs break.
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September 14, 2010 12:14:15 AM

Turns out it was the 5870! Coil whine.
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September 14, 2010 12:20:20 AM

Wow! How hot was it getting? I have a 5850 that is darn near silent, even under max load. Glad you tracked down the source. BTW, how is your overall airflow?
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September 29, 2010 9:58:04 AM

It never got over like 67c air moves nicely!
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September 29, 2010 11:19:36 AM

Odd, used and been around many 5870s and 5850s and none make the noise you are experiencing. Can you RMA that card?
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September 29, 2010 11:28:11 AM

Already did there sending a replacement so it was broke!
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September 29, 2010 12:45:52 PM

Good for you! Hope round 2 goes better for you.
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